Here we are at the end of the week with another ResurrXion announcement. The Weapon X book that we knew was coming will be written by Greg Pak with art by Greg Land, and we now know that it's a team book featuring Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike, Warpath, and Domino.

My first question upon seeing this lineup was, "Where is Wolverine?" When Old Man Logan was in the Wolverine slot on the X-Men Gold lineup, a lot of us assumed Wolverine, aka Laura Kinney, would be in Weapon X. But here we have Old Man Logan once again, and no Laura to be seen. We can hope (and I do) that her solo series All-New Wolverine will continue through ResurrXion, but Marvel has said nothing about that so far.

Greg Pak offered no insight into Laura's absence in his interview:, but he did have plenty to say about who is on the team:

I’ve inherited a lot of teams on different books over the years, and the best thing is when you can get to the point where you put any two members of a team in a room together and the scene practically writes itself, just by the virtue of the dynamics of those characters, little points of sympathy and conflict just present themselves naturally. I feel like we’ve got a really fun, focused group with these five characters. Each one of them makes total sense in the team, given the mission, but they all have their own distinct ethical codes and backgrounds, even speech patterns, that are all different in very fun ways. Jeff Lemire did great stuff with Lady Deathstrike in OLD MAN LOGAN that’s going to be incredibly fun to build on. We’ve already talked about Logan and Sabretooth, but then you think about Sabretooth and Domino, or Sabretooth and Warpath, or Warpath and Domino, and the different kinds of relationships these heroes are going to have. Warpath and Sabretooth are going to have a very different dynamic than Warpath and Old Man Logan. It’s figuring out who’s going to be friends, who’s going to even feel comfortable around each other, who’s going to be watching whose back, and who might be secretly sharpening the knives. It’s going to be a blast playing with all those dynamics.

Weapon X #1 hits stores in Spring 2017, alongside X-Men Blue, X-Men GoldGeneration XIceman, and Jean Grey.


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